Royal Festival Hall - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken outside the front of the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in London during the summer.
Royal Festival Hall - FURTHER INFORMATION
Royal Festival Hall - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Royal Festival Hall' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
The Royal Festival Hall in London stands between Waterloo Bridge and Hungerford Bridge, on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London. The Royal Festival Hall contains a 2,900 seat concert hall and is one of the main performance spaces used by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Royal Festival Hall was built as part of the Festival of Britain in 1951. Since the 1980s the hall has opperated an 'Open Foyer ' policy, inviting the public into the foyers during the day, even when there are no performances on. This has proved very popular with the public, some of the space being used for temporary exhibitions and small (free) music concerts. The halls also contain a number of bars and cafes. Currently there is free wireless internet (or WiFi) on Level 2 in the Royal Festival Hall.
The Royal Festival Hall is part of the South Bank Center, which also includes the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hawards Gallery. Other nearby attractions inlcude the National Gallery, the London Eye, and Dali Exhibition.
Royal Festival Hall
London SE1 8XX
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tube: Waterloo (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
Bus: Waterloo Bridge (1, 4, 26, 68, X68, 76, 168, 171, 176, 188, 501, 505, 521), York Road (76, 77, 171A, 211, 507, D1, P11), Stamford Street (P11).
Train: Waterloo and Waterloo East Stations
London Travel Zone 1